posted on: 05,Mar 2015
despite Valentine’s day being over-rated, i still believe every couple should designate a day ( or more) to give flowers and celebrate over wine. not necessarily the feb of 14th though. even as florists, i say that because prices for flowers were insanely inflated ( a stalk of rose went up to $10 wholesale price, and you wonder why you are getting such a small bouquet? ) and i truly am repulsed by the grab-and-go flowers.
and precisely this is the reason why i only do customization of bouquets, many of my bouquets’ recipients were friends or repeat customers. otherwise, new customers are to provide me with a short description of their girls and some even attached photos! I truly enjoy the process as it definitely gives the bouquet i made a story behind it and thus make the recipients a one-of-a-kind girl. while every girl is sashaying down the road with a classic red-roses-baby’s-breath-bouquet or whatever-it-is-with-baby’s-breath, i say that boat has long sailed and now is the time for more wild and fun flowers.
i definitely had fun making all these creations, i start bouquet by bouquet. choosing the flowers, binding them together and then wrap them up one at a time. it is not a mass production but a very much quiet and serene process in my own home ( at the end it was like a mess ). i think about the girls as i made them; “this bouquet will look great along with the new yellow LV bag her boyfriend got her for V-day”, “this looks great with her red lipstick look”, etc. and this is also why i love my job, its personable and it makes everyone happy. what’s best? i get leftover flowers.
here is a short write-up and thoughts I had while making these bouquets.
classic bouquet with a twist : a reform of the red-roses-with-baby’s-breath, i used 3 different colored roses with italian ruscus in a cascading manner
peek-a-boo garden : an orangey hue bouquet with roses and ranunculus hidden among mini eucalyptus. this girl is a new found friend when i did her wedding last year, i always feel she has the power to turn something vintagey into something modern and thus give her a bouquet that is subtle but strong in colors.
rustic : a bright wintry feeling is what i am trying to convey. this girl always remind me of winter.
lilies : boyfriend asked for lilies and i already like the girl. i always think girls who likes lilies are alluring.
pure and simple : baby’s breath. they are always used as fillers. but sometimes these underdogs can be the main actor too. how gorgeous is this bouquet!!
for sarah : my brother’s girlfriend, a sweet and simple girl. i wanted a red hued bouquet for her and decided shes too young for it. so i did a match of pinkish undertone with green hydrageas
neon sputnik sweetheart : this is an interesting bouquet to make, i chose an array of playful colors inspiring the girl who received this bouquet to break out of her shell. and made it as daring and bold as possible by wrapping it with neon colored wrappers.
red lipstick : if you could see the girl’s face, you will be jealous. this pretty girl only deserves a pretty bouquet. she has this classic face which i thought if she ever wore a red lipstick and carry my bouquet, she will be my poster girl.
sweetest moments : i made these similar pair of bouquets inspired by the couple themselves. sweet and gentle.
callas : boyfriend knew exactly what she wanted. and she likes it fuss free. trust me, the bouquet wasn’t easy to made. i had to re-tie again and again.
purple tulips : and thats what she got. tulips are very fragile especially in our weather, the general public likes it enclosed but it is only natural if they bloom. and for those who hasn’t seen tulips full bloom its another kind of prettiness too.
green : what kind of a girl loves green? that was what i was thinking when i made bouquet? does she likes the nature? it was quite uncommon for me to get an all green bouquet so i jumped at the challenge. might have gone a bit overboard and so glad she loves it. it was a concoction of callas, tulips, orchids and the full attendance of eucalyptus family. if u like the herby smell, this bouquet is healing!
here are most of the stuff i have done, and again i am truly blessed i have supportive friends and family. the trust these people have given me to create these flowers, i am really beyond grateful.
one last picture to end the post!
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